The Antigua and Barbuda Branch of the Royal Commonwealth Society (RCS) was launched on May 31st at Government House in St. John’s. In attendance were: His Excellency Sir Rodney Williams (Patron – third from right); Her Excellency Lady Williams (President – third from left); Resident British Commissioner to Antigua and Barbuda, Lindsy Thompson (second from right) and members of the RCS Executive Board — Patrice Skerritt (extreme left), John Duffy (extreme right) and Joanne Turner (second from left).
There are several initiatives which the body will be undertaking over the coming months. One of the first activities to be embarked upon is a national beautification campaign. This will assist with the alleviation of indiscriminate dumping and litter pollution. The organization also intends to collaborate with the National Committee to promote Commonwealth Week, as well as to encourage the youth to highlight the history and function of the Commonwealth.